Kara Chen


Kara was nationally recognized in 2017 as REALTORĀ® Magazine’s “30 under 30” by the National Association of Realtors. In the 4 years of being a real estate professional, Kara has been featured in several magazines and podcasts, spoken on panels, and decorated with awards. She finished 2019 as #1 in most closed units and volume as a single agent in her brokerage for the 3rd year in a row.

Kara came to the U.S. in 1993 when her father, a Colonel in the Korean Army, was stationed in New Cumberland as a weapons liaison. Kara went from knowing two English words (“thank you”) to graduating from Cumberland Valley High School as the concertmaster of the orchestra, captain of the Varsity Tennis Team, and 3rd in her class. Kara accepted a full 4-year tuition, room & board scholarship to Juniata College, where she double-majored in Pre-Medicine and Theatre, played #1 Doubles & #3 singles for the women’s tennis team, toured internationally with the College Concert Choir, and was awarded the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Circle Leader of the Year. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 and was awarded the Ruth S. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship for students with excellent academic records, high level of professionalism and promise for future success to study medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey.

Kara has two sons and is married to a radiologist at Hershey Medical Center. As a musician, writer, and fluent in three languages, quality and excellence is the name of Kara’s game. She believes in experiencing life to the fullest and placing blue ribbons on each endeavor. Kara has grown her team to support the demanding schedules/lifestyles of her medical and business professional clients. She is grateful for her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Chen, Executive Assistant Maeda Cramer, Attorney Megan Schramm, and new agent Dr. Melissa Murphy. Together, the Kara Pierce Team strives to bring the highest professional standard in real estate to her clients and colleagues.

Kara Chen


Designations & Awards
#1 in Most Closed Units, Volume, Listings Taken (in 2017, 2018, 2019 for single agents at Keller Williams Realty) National Association of Realtor’s 30 Under 30 in 2017. REALTOR Magazine Cover Photo Nominated as Harrisburg Magazine’s local real estate leader in Central Pennsylvania Advisory Board Member of Livy Brynn, a coaching/training/mentoring company Served as member of brokerage’s Board of Directors #1 – In 3rd Quarter Listings Taken (July- Sept ’15) Certificate of Achievement, Keller Williams Realty #3 – YTD Most Closed Units (Jan – Sept ’15) Certificate of Achievement, Keller Williams Realty